Friendship Is ConFusion

Saturday3:00 AM Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (18+)KensingtonFear, survival, instinct. Thrown into a foreign land with nothing but hazy memories and the knowledge of their name, they can feel only these three emotions resonating deep within their souls. A group of strangers is given no other choice than to accept the only paying job in this game-like world—the role of a soldier in the Reserve Army—and eliminate anything that threatens the peace in their new world, Grimgar. When all of the stronger candidates join together, those left behind must create a party together to survive and it's now up to this ragtag group of unlikely fighters to survive together in a world where life and death are separated only by a fine line. 18+ only. ID will be required. FILM
Saturday7:30 AM Digimon Adv Tri: Determination & ConfessionKensingtonThe DigiDestined inaugurate their newest members, Meiko Mochizuki and Meicoomon, with a trip to a nearby hot spring. Meanwhile, Joe is becoming more distant, struggling to balance his duty as a DigiDestined and the competitive world of academics. As the damage caused by Alphamon is slowly repaired, another infected Digimon, Ogremon, suddenly appears, and although they only have good intentions, the decisions the DigiDestined make now will have unforeseen consequences. FILM
Saturday8:00 AM8:50 AMThe Third annual Frosty Fun Run/Walk/Crawl/Roll/Gasp/FlailOutsideOne mile of chilly awesomeness! (And, probably, frozen goose poop.) Run, walk, crawl, or roll--it doesn't matter how you make it around the (slightly more than) one mile mostly-sidewalk course, you'll still get a cool badge ribbon! (Sign up at OPs) LITERATURE
Saturday8:00 AM8:50 AMGeek Parent Meet UpConSuiteMeet other parents in the fandom community. Talk about the triumphs and hazards of geeky parenting. We'll provide the caffeine. CONFUSION
Saturday9:00 AM9:50 AMGeodesic DesignsBoardroomLearn about geodesic structures and make a geodesic dome. TEENFUSION
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMReading: Dyrk Ashton, Emmy Jackson, Ferrett SteinmetzBallroom A&BAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksDyrk Ashton, Emmy Jackson, Ferrett SteinmetzLITERATURE
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMHow to Make Your Own Flower CrownBoardroomTired of buying flower crowns at the mall? Tired of simple flower crowns? Well then this panel is the one for you. This panel will teach you to make your own flower crowns and how to personalize them to your own liking so that you can really stand out from the crowd. TEENFUSION
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 PMWhat Should I Write Next?CharlevoixThe first book or series is all wrapped up, maybe even under contract. What comes next? Maybe a palate-cleansing change of genre, or building on strength and staying close to where you started? What about a pseudonymous guilty pleasure? Experts weigh in!Dave Robison (M), John Chu, Jackie Morgan, Ty Franck (James SA Corey), Marissa Lingen,LITERATURE
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMKaffeeklatsch with Media GOH Mallory O'MearaClub LoungeJoin our Media Guest of Honor for coffee, tea, and conversation. Limited to 10 participants. Sign up at OPS.Mallory O'MearaCONFUSION
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMWhose Cartoon Is It Anyway?InterlochenA cartoonist face-off — the audience gives the panel of cartoonists a situation to draw. Cartoonist #1 draws half of it - Cartoonist #2 finishes it and adds a punch line!Dave Stein (M), Lar deSouza, Matt Feazell, Bill Messner-Loebs, Ben Rodriguez, Diana Harlan Stein, Emily Zelasko, Jeffrey Alan LoveART
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMBoard Gaming for FamiliesIsle RoyaleBoard games are a great family activity, but how do you manage competitiveness when you all have to live under the same roof?Mur Lafferty (M), Eric Guy, Suzette MariottiFANDOM
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMOnly 80s Kids RememberKeweenawGen X nostalgia is all the rage, from the Transformers and GI Joe films, to the Voltron and Ghostbusters reboots, to Netflix's Stranger Things. Come claim your birthright as a child of the 80s, and talk about what these looks-back get right and wrong.Vanessa Ricci-Thode, Jen Talley, Joe Hill, Daniel AbrahamFANDOM
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMSocial Media Tips & Tricks for AuthorsLeelanauSocial media is fraught with peril. It can bleed your time, suck your soul, and maybe ruin your career. Or, it can be tremendously uplifting. How do you leverage social media for positivity and minimize its destructive tendencies? What platforms and applications make it easier?James L. Sutter (M), Sarah Gailey, Cherie Priest, Jim C. Hines, Mishell Baker, Jason SizemoreLITERATURE
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMFrom Fanfic to ProficManitouMany of science fiction and fantasy's authors have come out of fandom. What's the transition like? Why do so many talented writers stay in fanfic? What does writer with professional aspirations get out of fic?Matthew Alan Thyer, Dira Lewis, Angela Carina BarryFANDOM
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMLegend of ZeldaPetoskeyOpen, round table discussion of the characters, themes, and theories about what is happening/happened in the show. Moderator(s) will help guide!Elise Kova (M)MEDIA
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMInterstellar Colonies: A Hubristic Fantasy?SaugatuckNovels like Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Aurora suggests that extrasolar colonies are unlikely to succeed, even if we can overcome the challenge of "getting there." Is this pessimism justified by the science? Is it worth trying anyway? Or do we need to accept the Solar System as our one and only home?Patrick S. Tomlinson (M), Karen Burnham, David John Baker, Janet Harriett, Ken Schrader, Bob TrembleyLITERATURE
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMSo This Is Your First ConFusionSt. ClairWelcome to your first ConFusion! To keep your actual confusion to a minimum, let us tell you what we're about and what we have to offer you this weekend!Cylithria Dubois, Jessi (Zerwas) Drummer, Anna CareyCONFUSION
Saturday10:00 AM2:00 PMNetherstorm: Lair of the DraugrBallroom CLife is peaceful at the guest house in the city-state of Wavecrest, but when the wall in a warehouse at the docks collapses into unknown   tunnels, the party's host needs them to investigate the strange noises coming forth from the darkness. 6 PLAYERS. TABLE: Twilight SparkleThunderheadGAMING
Saturday10:00 AM12:00 PMScythBallroom CScythe is a Worker Placement/Economic Engine board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europa who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction's stake in the land around the mysterious Factory. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs. 5 PLAYERS.  TABLE: Apple BloomBryan BGAMING
Saturday10:00 AM1:00 PMRound the Jolly Old BendBallroom CYou've got a shipment that everyone wants, make it to La Motte safely! All you've gotta do is avoid the Vilanova's, Montaigne's navy, the Buccaneers, and Captain Reis and crew! Simple! 12+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Rarity Luke ZondervanGAMING
Saturday10:00 AM1:00 PMDead BordersBallroom CA group of tenement residence investigate the gruesome and strange death of one of their neighbors.  If the door is locked then how could he have been murdered....  12+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Pinkie PieMike CaldwellGAMING
Saturday10:00 AM2:00 PMThe Sinister Secret of WhiterockBallroom CJust outside the city of Cilimar lies a hidden ruin, once home to a clan of gnomes, now the lair of twisted aberrations that shun the daylight!  The heroes are called to explore the ruins. 12+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Applejack Cristopher FrankGAMING
Saturday10:00 AM11:00 AMYoga Wake UpKidFusion Rm 515Learn some yoga poses to get your day started KIDFUSION
Saturday10:30 AM My Little Pony: Friendship is MagicKensingtonAfter learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends. FILM
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMReading: Joe Hill and John ScalziBallroom A&BAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksJoe Hill, John ScalziLITERATURE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMTrivia for Chocolate for TeensBoardroomKnow a lot about Science Fiction? How about anime? Confident in your knowledge? Want to earn chocolate for knowing things? Then come visit us as we test how much you know and our ability to throw. TEENFUSION
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMSteven UniverseCharlevoixOpen, round table discussion of the characters, themes, and theories about what is happening/happened in the show. Moderator(s) will help guide!Jim C. Hines (M), Amal El-Mohtar (M)MEDIA
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMKaffeeklatsch with Fan GOH Mark OshiroClub LoungeJoin our Fan Guest of Honor for coffee, tea, and conversation. Limited to 10 participants. Sign up at OPS.Mark OshiroCONFUSION
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMScreenwriting in GenreInterlochenWhat does it take to be a screenwriter in SFF? How is screenwriting different from prose fiction?Sam Morgan (M), Mallory O'Meara, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck (James SA Corey), Dyrk AshtonLITERATURE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMThe Nostalgia of FailureIsle RoyaleSteampunk and other historically-focused fantasies often engage with fundamentally flawed technology. Whether it's airships or clockwork machinery, there's a certain mystique around pre-industrial age invention. Why the fascination with the patently impossible? And is there a reason once-popular subgenres built on these ideas have fallen out of favor?Emmy Jackson, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Sarah E. Gibbons, Cameron McClure, Gail CarrigerLITERATURE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMThe Faces of FandomKeweenawIt's easy to think fandom is an unchanging monolith, but fandom has always had many faces, and it grows and changes all the time, and different fandoms have their own distinct cultures. How do fandoms differ (SFF, media, fanfic, music, sports, etc) and what traits do they share (participatory vs. consumer fandom)?Mari Brighe (M), Joel Zakem, Mark Oshiro, Bernadette Bosky, Arthur D. Hlavaty, Julie WinninghamFANDOM
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMRomance 101LeelanauIf all you know about romance is Fabio in ripped shirts and heaving bosoms, this is the panel for you! Come learn about the difference between romance and. romantic elements, the top tricks and tropes, and where the romance has always been in your favorite genre corner.Jackie Morgan (M), J.C. Daniels/Shiloh Walker, Seleste deLaney/Julie PartickaLITERATURE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMUsing Biology Dangerously to Inspire Laughter and ThoughtManitouScientifically blowing your mind 3 times in 50 minutes! Panelists are limited to 10 minute discussions based on three topics that are tied to lighthearted videos on Biology. Come learn, have fun, ask questions and be inspired.Julie Lesnik, Daniel DuganSCIENCE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMCeltic Guitar WorkshopMarquetteFebruary Sky offers tips on Celtic guitar styles.Susan Urban, Phil CooperMUSIC
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMElementary Deduction: Sherlocking your way to success!PetoskeyInductive reasoning doesn't take a massive intellect - it's elementary, my dear. Learn how to amaze your friends and befuddle your enemies with tips and tricks from Aegis Consulting.Stephanie Oz, Dan Merrill, Jen Maher, Dan McKaySCIENCE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMWhat's What in YA?SaugatuckWhat are the popular trends and reads in YA and YA genre fiction right now?Merrie Haskell (M), Mary G. Thompson, Susan Dennard, Elly BlakeLITERATURE
Saturday11:00 AM1:00 PMTerra MysticBallroom CIn the land of Terra Mystica dwell 14 different peoples in seven landscapes, and each group is bound to its own home environment, so to develop and grow, they must terraform neighboring landscapes into their home environments in competition with the other groups. 5 PLAYERS. TABLE: FluttershyNikki CGAMING
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMKookieklatch StorytimeKidFusion Rm 515Come up and be read to by whichever guests happen to show up. If you have a favorite book that you would like to have read, feel free to bring it. KIDFUSION
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMWorldbuilding 495Ballroom A&BGenre fiction, in all its many forms, relies on the author's ability to invest its reader in a world other than their own. What are some of the advanced methods of adding a sense of the real to invented worlds? How do authors get themselves out of tricky spots when deep into a series?Marissa Lingen (M), John Chu, Dave Robison, Mary G. ThompsonLITERATURE
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMPlotters Rule! (Or So They Tell Me)CharlevoixMeticulous plotting for the win! Writing from a detailed outline is the best, most effective writing strategy. Well... at least for some writers. What are the strengths and weaknesses, and what might be some alternatives, other than just making it up as you go along?Christian Klaver (M), Wesley Chu, Elly Blake, Cylithria DuboisLITERATURE
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMKaffeeklatsch with Art GOH Jeffrey Alan LoveClub LoungeJoin our Art Guest of Honor for coffee, tea, and conversation. Limited to 10 participants. Sign up at OPS.Jeffrey Alan LoveCONFUSION
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMCitizen Science: OrnithologistIsle RoyaleDissect owl pellets to discover what our local Strigiformes have been digesting.Sarah Lynn (M), Daniel Dugan, Maria DuganSCIENCE
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMIt Takes an Intergalactic VillageKeweenawFinding and surrounding your life with positive influences that will help your kids become productive, insightful, and best of all nerd-class citizens.Karen Burnham, Matthew Alan Thyer, Vanessa Ricci-Thode, Andrew Zimmerman JonesFANDOM
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMReading: J.C. Daniels/Shiloh Walker, Sara Dobie Bauer, Dira LewisLeelanauAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksJ.C. Daniels/Shiloh Walker, Sara Dobie Bauer, Dira LewisLITERATURE
Saturday12:00 PM1:50 PMSolar ObservationsOutsideObserve the Sun with Bob Trembley's telescope! You'll be able to see sunspots, prominences, and other surface features with 2 solar-safe telescopes, as well as discuss many other features of our nearest star with Bob.Bob Trembley (M)SCIENCE
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMThe Dynasty of Deep Space NinePetoskeyDeep Space Nine: Great Trek, or the Greatest Trek? The newest incarnation of  Star Trek will launch in 2017, but, really, what's the point when Deep Space Nine has already happened? Our panelists will discuss what made DS9 not just great Trek, but the greatest Trek ever.Adam Rakunas (M), Navah Wolfe, Kate Elliott, Andrew Drummer, Scott H. AndrewsMEDIA
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMThose Who Don't Remember History Are Doomed To Wear UnitardsSaugatuckNothing dates a science fictional future faster than costumes that are just present trends taken to extremes. The costumes with the most staying power are those that draw from--and exist in conversation with--fashion's long and storied history. Costumers and costume history buffs discuss how to use our past to design the fashions of the future.Annalee Flower Horne (M), Sarah Gailey, Doreen (ANN LONG) White, Suzette MariottiCOSTUMING
Saturday12:00 PM3:00 PMIron ArtistSweet Apple Acres (Lobby)Drawing/sculpture isn't usually a performance art, but Iron Artists show how they work while creating  a piece of art (or craft) on the assigned topic.John Benson, Lar deSouza, Katherine Erickson, Matt Feazell, Michael Kucharski, Bill Messner-Loebs, Crystal Mielcarek, Ken Redington, Ben Rodriguez, Diana Harlan Stein, Emily ZelaskoCONFUSION
Saturday12:00 PM1:00 PMCaptain SonarBallroom CCaptain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. 8 PLAYERS. TABLE: ScootalooBryan SGAMING
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMIntroduction to Black ButlerInterlochenFind out what's new in Black Butler!  Get a fun intro from the Grim Reaper point-of-view.  From the Red Reaper to Book of the Atlantic, we will help the newcomer understand the show and those who are fans see it from inside London's Shinigami Dispatch.Angela Carina Barry, Star Stramel-Shinigami KamiMEDIA
Saturday12:00 PM1:00 PMAfternoon BreakKidFusion Rm 515KidFusion is closed for one hour in the afternoon. KIDFUSION
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMReturn to Jupiter: NASA's Juno MissionManitouLast summer, a new spacecraft arrived at Jupiter. Juno's mission is to orbit the giant planet, studying its powerful magnetic field, its intense radiation belts, and the intricate interplay of particles and energies surging through nearby space. Bill Higgins reviews Juno's role in gathering more clues to the formation and evolution of Jupiter.Bill HigginsSCIENCE
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMArt Demo: It Starts With The DragonBallroom A&BArtist Clifford Van Meter gives a live story drawing with help from the audience!Clifford VanMeterART
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMWe Still Love Harry PotterBoardroomAs a fan of the Harry Potter universe it expected that you will love some things more than others. Come join us in our discussion of the magics of the wizarding world and what we miss about Harry Potter. TEENFUSION
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMGail Carriger Q&ACharlevoixCome ask author and Pro Guest of Honor Gail Carriger all your burning questions!Gail CarrigerCONFUSION
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMReading: Amal El-Mohtar, Cherie Priest, Kristine SmithInterlochenAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksAmal El-Mohtar, Cherie Priest, Kristine SmithLITERATURE
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMThe Changing Faces of ComicsIsle RoyaleMany classic characters have gotten new looks, from less-exploitative costumes to new, diverse legacy faces: a teenage black girl genius wears the Iron Man armor, and a biracial Hawai'an actor will bring new life to Aquaman on screen. Will these new faces truly change the direction of comics, or will comics creators and publishers continue to go back to their old ways?Annalee Flower Horne (M), Marshall Ryan Maresca, Pablo Defendini, DongWon Song, BluRaven C. Houvener, Jen TalleyCOMICS
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMTV TropesKeweenawNot just a website where you can lose an hour in a blink, TV Tropes is now foundational to discussions of modern pop culture. Let's talk about the biggest tropes and the games, shows and movies that are using them best or creating new ones.Sam Morgan (M), Mari Brighe, Vanessa Ricci-Thode, James L. Sutter, Max Gladstone, Jeanne SzaramaMEDIA
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMMr. RobotLeelanauOpen, round table discussion of the characters, themes, and theories about what is happening/happened in the show. Moderator(s) will help guide!Dan Moren (M), Jason Sizemore (M)MEDIA
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMMy Little Pony: Friendship is MagicManitouOpen, round table discussion of the characters, themes, and theories about what is happening/happened in the show. Moderator(s) will help guide!John Klima (M)MEDIA
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMAndrea Dale ConcertMarquetteNative Michigan fan Andrea Dale will sing songs of fantasy, Godzilla and science fiction.  Per Chris Conway, UK filker and professional musician: "There's a wide variety of goodies in Andrea's kitchen...Thoughtful songs, magical, heartfelt, well as Andrea's lovely voice and guitar. What I like about Andrea's voice is that it is a voice of character..."Andrea DaleMUSIC
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMI'm not biased! (Yes, you are)PetoskeyNothing happens in a vacuum, nor is anything read in one. Every reader brings their own biases and preconceptions to a story. Should we take these biases into account when reading something written in a time different from our own? When reading contemporary fiction, is it necessary to set biases aside to explore outside our comfort zone?Gillian Redfearn (M), Anna Carey, Justin Landon, Yanni Kuznia, John ChuLITERATURE
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMEverything I Need To Know About Storytelling, I Learned From Daffy DuckSaugatuckWe take a look at the classic "Duck Amuck" and how it demonstrates story structure, characterization, and some of the classic tropes of horror. Yes, horror.Janet Harriett (M), Mallory O'Meara, Scott H. Andrews, Mur LaffertyLITERATURE
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMFan GOH InductionSt. ClairThe Fan Guest of Honour Introduction and Induction is a traditional ConFusion event, wherein any attending Fan GoHs of years past welcome the new Fan GoH to the club.Mark OshiroCONFUSION
Saturday1:00 PM2:00 PMCaptain SonarBallroom CCaptain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.  8 PLAYERS. TABLE: ScootalooBryan SGAMING
Saturday1:00 PM2:00 PMFood Play: Learn to Make a Snack Plate!KidFusion Rm 515Cylithria DuBois and KidFusion will create a fun snack plate, and deliver it to the hardworking people at Ops! KIDFUSION
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMBehind the Scenes of a Book CoverBallroom A&BJeffrey Alan Love will paint a live demonstration of what goes into making a book cover, from the moment the artist gets the concept through to the final product. The completed painting will be raffled off to support our charity!Jeffrey Alan LoveART
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMAnime: The Good, the Bad, and the UglyBoardroomAn Open Discussion on the parts of anime that you as a fan enjoy, the ones you find to be meh, and the ones that are just downright wrong. TEENFUSION
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMHere's What We Do to Your BabiesInterlochenNo one really knows how the game is played. The art of the trade. How the sausage gets made. We just assume that it happens. And by it, we mean publishing a book. Come learn what happens in the room where it... uh.... happens. Who touches your manuscript and why? Why does it take so long to publish a book?Richard Shealy (M), DongWon Song, Sam Morgan, Lee Harris, Yanni Kuznia, Navah WolfeLITERATURE
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMEye Contact is Not ConsentIsle RoyaleConsent is now a word we hear all the time in the fannish landscape. What is consent? What behaviors and interactions does consent encompass? Is consent only about sex and/or touching, or does it extend to verbal interactions as well? What role does it play in fannish interaction? What our are responsibilities as convention staff and convention attendees to understand and enforce consent?Rhiannon Kelley (M), Mari Brighe, Cassy S., Jeanne SzaramaFANDOM
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMWhat Could Possibly Go Wrong?KeweenawLast ConFusion, our panelists tackled driverless cars and their implications. But, with technology moving as fast it is, this ConFusion we'll tackle it all. What technologies are on the horizon and what kinds of stories can we tell in their wake?Janet Harriett (M), David John Baker, Cameron McClure, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Max Gladstone, Michael J. DeLucaLITERATURE
Saturday2:00 PM3:50 PMHands on Science Demo for KidfusionKidFusion Rm 515Staff from the University of Detroit Mercy share some awesome hands-on science.Matthew Mio, Kendra Evans, Mark Benvenuto, Grace Nguyen, Justin PothoofKIDFUSION
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMYou Got Your Romance in my Science Fiction!LeelanauLove stories have always been a part of science fiction and fantasy. So why do so many science fiction fans and creators spend so much effort vilifying romance? Who are the great romantic couples in SF&F?Diana Rowland (M), Gail Carriger, Karen Burham, Seleste de Laney/Julie Patricka, Ken Schrader, Kate Elliott,LITERATURE
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMMusic Circles 101MarquetteLearn why we skip the parties in favor of sitting in a circle. Once there, how does it work? We'll give you the basics to help you get started in music circles.Mark Bernstein, Peggi Warner-Lalonde, Andrea DaleMUSIC
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMPage 189PetoskeyListen to a short excerpt from page 189 of works unknown to you, then vote on whether you would read the book before learning what it is and who wrote it.Sarah Lynn (M)MEDIA
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMUsing Physics Dangerously to Inspire Laughter and ThoughtSaugatuckScientifically blowing your mind 3 times in 50 minutes! Panelists are limited to 10 minute discussions based on three topics that are tied to lighthearted videos about Physics. Come learn, have fun, ask questions and be inspired.Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Tobias Buckell, Daniel DuganSCIENCE
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMMark Oshiro ReadingSt. ClairOur Fan Guest of Honor reads from his current work.Mark OshiroCONFUSION
Saturday2:00 PM3:00 PMTokaidoBallroom CEach player is a traveler crossing the "East sea road", one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you'll have to be the most initiated traveler - which means that you'll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things. 5 PLAYERS. TABLE: Starlight GlimmerSteve BGAMING
Saturday2:00 PM5:00 PMGlargnazaps Pan-Galactic Gameshow!Ballroom CGlargnazaps Pan-Galactic Gameshow- run through a maze of trap, fun, excitement, drugs, death, booze, more death, weirdness, death, and yet more death for the Grand Prize! (Beware of death) 16+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Rarity Luke ZondervanGAMING
Saturday2:00 PM5:00 PMDead BordersBallroom CA group of tenement residence investigate the gruesome and strange death of one of their neighbors.  If the door is locked then how could he have been murdered....   12+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Pinkie PieMike CaldwellGAMING
Saturday2:00 PM6:00 PMLegends Are Made, Not BornBallroom CFor the past few years an ogre that laris in a cave in the wilderness has demanded tribute of ale and supplies.  But recently he has changed his demands to gold, and villagers!  The villagers have no heroes to protect them - so someone must rise to the challenge.   12+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Applejack Cristopher FrankGAMING
Saturday2:00 PM3:50 PMHands on Science Demo for KidfusionKidFusion Rm 515Staff from the University of Detroit Mercy share some awesome hands-on science.Matthew Mio, Kendra Evans, Mark Benvenuto, Grace Nguyen, Justin PothoofKIDFUSION
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMMallory O'Meara Q&ABallroom A&BCome ask our Media Guest of Honor all your burning questions!Mallory O'MearaCONFUSION
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMFriendship is Cookies!BoardroomCome decorate sugar cookies with the theme of the convention. Make new friends and experience the true magic of friendship (and cookies). Eat the love. TEENFUSION
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMThe Expanse: Q&A with James S.A. CoreyCharlevoixJoin James SA Corey (pseudonym for the authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) to discuss their book series The Expanse, now a series on SyFy.Ty Franck (James SA Corey), Daniel AbrahamLITERATURE
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMLuke CageInterlochenOpen, round table discussion of the characters, themes, and theories about what is happening/happened in the show. Moderator(s) will help guide!Emmy Jackson (M), Christian Klaver (M)MEDIA
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMHow to Make Babies with ScienceIsle RoyaleWe will discussing current availability of genetic modification to create GMOs, designer babies and the advance of Grey Goo that will devour the planet.Daniel Dugan (M), Jason Sanford, Julie LesnikSCIENCE
Saturday3:00 PM3:30 PMRomancing the YA NovelKeweenawOur panelists talk the trends and realities of romance in YA fiction. What readers wish authors would avoid, and where readers with they would go.Mary G. Thompson (M), Delilah S. Dawson, Stacey Filak, James L. Sutter, Merrie HaskellLITERATURE
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMHow To Author Your PersonaLeelanauHow do you develop who you are as an author for your fans while keeping your private life semi-private?Diana Rowland (M), J.C. Daniels/Shiloh Walker, Pablo Defendini, Ferrett Steinmetz, Scott H. Andrews, Gillian RedfearnLITERATURE
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMSubterranean Press Chat SessionManitouCome join production manager Geralyn Lance and learn more about what makes Michigan-based Subterranean Press  so special to the SFF field and to Confusion. Ever want to know what goes into producing a limited edition or selecting art for a dust jacket? Geralyn's got you covered. Want to know about this year's special guests sponsored by SubPress at Confusion? Ditto. She'll also be previewing what books SubPress has coming in 2017 and giving away a few special books to lucky audience members. Don't miss this chance to get the inside scoop on a unique publisher. Geralyn Lance, Kyle BrandonLITERATURE
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMPeggi Warner-Lalonde ConcertMarquetteToronto filker Peggi joins us with a beautiful voice, bringing some of her favorite songs.Peggi Warner-LalondeMUSIC
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMReading: Matthew Alan Thyer, Ken Schrader, Martin L. ShoemakerPetoskeyAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksMatthew Alan Thyer, Ken Schrader, Martin L. ShoemakerLITERATURE
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMKnot Your Typical Confusion Science PanelSaugatuckLearn a variety of basic knots and how to use them for innocent and not-so-innocent purposes, from the experts from Aegis ConsultingSal Sanfratello, Karilyn Warsinski, Morgan Stutler, Jen Nagle, Todd NagleSCIENCE
Saturday3:00 PM5:00 PMOrleansBallroom CDuring the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France. 4 PLAYERS. TABLE: FluttershyNikki CGAMING
Saturday3:00 PM5:00 PMAlien FrontiersBallroom CAlien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players. Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? An alien frontier awaits the brave and daring! This new planet will be harsh, but if you have the skills to manage your resources, build a fleet, research alien life, and settle colonies, the world can be yours.  4 PLAYERS. TABLE: Zecora Jason MGAMING
Saturday3:30 PM SpaceballsKensingtonIn a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called "Perri-Air." In desperation, Spaceball's leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy). FILM
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMFans & HealthBallroom A&BFans sometimes think they need to run a marathon (or run period) or completely change their eating habits to be "healthy." Not so. Learn from a couple of fans, with completely different health challenges, how each of us have gotten healthierAndrea Dale (M), Tom Smith, Bernadette Bosky, Cylithria Dubois, Elizabeth ShackFANDOM
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMOrphan BlackInterlochenOpen, round table discussion of the characters, themes, and theories about what is happening/happened in the show. Moderator(s) will help guide!Gillian Redfearn (M), Amy Sundberg (M)MEDIA
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMGeeking up Your Personal StyleLeelanauFrom steampunk styles to Disneybounding, there are a lot of ways to let our favorite worlds and characters influence our personal style. Our panelists will talk about how to bring a little cosplay into our daily closet by picking up significant details into subtle and distinctive personal styles.Doreen (ANN LONG) White (M), Delilah S. Dawson, Vanessa Ricci-Thode, Suzette MariottiCOSTUMING
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMDrum and Rhythm JamMarquetteBring your drums, shakers, jingles, voices - anything that makes music - and join in a freeform, creative, collaborative music jam.  If you don't have an instrument, we will have some to share.  If  you've never been to a drum jam, we'll go over some basics.  All ages and abilities are welcome.Cathy McManamon, Jason NeerenbergMUSIC
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMArt MuralMural of ConFusionContribute your drawing abilities and skills to the art mural with a group of your peers. TEENFUSION
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMAll Your Data Are Belong To UsPetoskeyWhat is "the internet of things?" How smart do we really want our devices to be? What will society look like when whole systems of objects talk to each other to shape our lives? And who controls the data our things collect?Daniel Dugan (M), Pablo Defendini, Andrea Phillips, Cassy S., Elise KovaSCIENCE
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMAutograph Session (4 PM)St. ClairCome meet your favorite authors, artists and musicians and have them sign things! (Please limit your signing requests to 3 items per person.)Matthew Alan Thyer, Dyrk Ashton, Angela Carina Barry, Mishell Baker, Brandon Black, Elly Blake, Gail Carriger, Suzanne Church, Michael Cieslak, Lesley Conner, Seleste deLaney/Julie Particka, Kate Elliott, Amal El-Mohtar, Janet Harriett, Christian Klaver, Mur Lafferty, Jeffrey Alan Love, Mark Oshiro, Dustin Patrick, Cherie Priest, Adam Rakunas, Jason Sanford, Martin L. Shoemaker, Michael R. Underwood, Brigitte WinterCONFUSION
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMThe Spiral Arm StoriesManitouClifford VanMeter will unveil his new collection of shorts, The Spiral Arm Stories. Four complete works that stand alone, but add to the events of Vengeance is a Wheel, Cliff's debut full-length novel published last year.Clifford VanMeterLITERATURE
Saturday4:00 PM5:00 PMSplendorBallroom CSplendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige. 4 PLAYERS. TABLE: Starlight GlimmerSteve BGAMING
Saturday4:00 PM5:00 PMOpen Games and Building for KidsKidFusion Rm 515Come and enjoy some games and lego building with friends. KIDFUSION
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMTom Smith ConcertBallroom A&BTom brings his usual mix of humor, wit, and energy. Not to be missed!Tom SmithMUSIC
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMVendor UniversityIsle RoyaleA crash course on the ins-and-outs of becoming a vendor at a convention. Panelists will provide useful  information about working with convention staff, how to interact with customers and complaints, and how to work around the unexpected, as well as discussing the real financial risks and rewards, licensing, and the legality of fan art.Doreen (ANN LONG) White (M), Michael Kucharski, Katherine Erickson,  Jason SizemoreART
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMWhat Should I Write First?LeelanauTwo schools of thought exist when it comes to debut writers. Some believe that a debut writer should build a brand around a long series, hoping to grow a committed audience over time. Others prefer to build a brand around the author, using standalones and short series to diversify. Is there a right way to do it? What are the pros and cons of each approach?Lee Harris (M), Steve Buchheit, Cameron McClure, Brigid CollinsLITERATURE
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMPimp Your Mars RoverManitouWhat would a vehicle need to traverse the unforgiving surface of Mars? A perfect panel for those interested in engineering the next buggy.Karen Burnham (M), Martin L. Shoemaker, Courtney Schafer, Bill HigginsSCIENCE
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMA Panel Particularly Pertaining to Peculiar ParticlesPetoskeySpeculation about multiple Higgs' Bosons, 750 gigaelectronvolt photon pairs and why it all matters.Andrew Zimmerman Jones (M), Richard Herrell, David John Baker, Bill HigginsSCIENCE
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMDisnerd Game ShowSaugatuckProve that you are the ultimate Disnerd! Test your knowledge of all things Disney in this game show that spans from classic to modern Disney!Sarah Lynn (M)FANDOM
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMAutograph Session (5 PM)St. ClairCome meet your favorite authors, artists and musicians and have them sign things! (Please limit your signing requests to 3 items per person.)Sarah Dobie Bauer, Tobias Buckell, James S.A. Corey, J.C. Daniels/Shiloh Walker, Max Gladstone, Joe Hill, Jim C. Hines, Emmy Jackson, Elise Kova, Merrie Haskell, Mallory O'Meara, Andrea Phillips, Diana Rowland, John Scalzi, Kristine Smith, Ferrett Steinmetz, James L. Sutter, Vanessa Ricci-Thode, Mary G. Thompson, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Gregory WilsonCONFUSION
Saturday5:00 PM Robin Hood: Men in TightsKensingtonCrusading nobleman Robin of Loxley (Cary Elwes) escapes from prison in Jerusalem and returns home to find that the evil Prince John (Richard Lewis) has confiscated his family estate and is abusing the citizenry. Robin enlists his blind attendant, Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), his friend Will Scarlett O'Hara (Matthew Porretta) and Little John (Eric Allan Kramer) to help regain his home. Robin also hopes to woo the beautiful Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck), but her chastity belt may prove a challenge. FILM
Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMCodenamesBallroom CIn Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. 12 PLAYERS. TABLE: ScootalooSKAGAMING
Saturday5:00 PM7:00 PMEvening BreakKidFusion Rm 515KidFusion is closed for two hours in the evening. KIDFUSION
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 AMTeen Iron ArtistBoardroomAn art competition for teens, judged by teens TEENFUSION
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMDying is Easy. Comedy is HardInterlochenLOL has become a typographical reflex. It is a rare reality. The same is true of "comedic" fiction. Sure it'll make you smile, but does it make you pee yourself? Which genre stories accomplish this? What makes them unique?Mur Lafferty (M), Sara Dobie Bauer, Steve Buchheit, Elizabeth ShackLITERATURE
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMReading: Adam Rakunas, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Clifford VanMeterIsle RoyaleAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksAdam Rakunas, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Clifford VanMeterLITERATURE
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMReading: Suzanne Church, Sarah Gailey, Gregory WilsonKeweenawAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksSuzanne Church, Sarah Gailey, Gregory WilsonLITERATURE
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMQueer Eye for Sci FiLeelanauQueerness in science fiction has always been part of the genre. Join panelists as they discuss the history of queerness within the genre, their experiences within the community, and the future of queer science fiction.Mark Oshiro, Mari BrigheFANDOM
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMAlternative Comics and ArtManitouArtwork created for the mainstream follows dominant trends and is marketed for popularity, but there are many alternative artists and creators doing spectacular things. Find out the difference between popular and underground art, why it's important and where to find it.Emily Zelasko (M), Crystal Mielcarek, Pablo Defendi, Ben Rodriguez, Michael KucharskiART
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMKaren Burnham Q&ASaugatuckCome ask Science Guest of Honor Karen Burnham all your burning questions about her work!Karen BurnhamCONFUSION
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMMasquerade MusterMarquetteMandatory for all competitive entries in the Masquerade. Assemble to muster for the parade, be viewed by the judges, and have optional workmanship judging done. Competitors may enter as Novice, Journeyman, Master or Junior levels. Please be on time. Exhibition entries may attend the Muster or just join the parade, ending at the Masquerade. Pre-Registration for the Masquerade is STRONGLY encouraged. Sign up at OPS. CONFUSION
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMThe Science and Art of SwordfightingSt. ClairAegis Consulting experts invite writers and enthusiasts to ask them pretty much anything they want about fighting and Western European martial arts. They will do our best to answer thoroughly and factually!Sal Sanfratello, Karilyn Warsinski, Morgan Stutler, Jen Nagle, Todd NagleSCIENCE
Saturday6:00 PM10:00 PMNetherstorm: Library of LaomisBallroom CThe Sidhe city of Laomis was said to be cursed by the gods and has been lost since ancient times.  Now, the League of Boot and Trail claims to have found the lost city's library, but they've lost contact with their researchers.  What wonders will the party discover as they attempt a rescue? 6 PLAYERS. TABLE: Twilight SparkleThunderheadGAMING
Saturday6:00 PM9:00 PMThe BetBallroom COne night of drinking and bad decisions means you've got a contract to fulfill. To bad you made it Asmodeus! 12+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Rarity Luke ZondervanGAMING
Saturday6:00 PM9:00 PMBury Your Dead, ArizonaBallroom CA group of strangers awake on a train with little more than the cloths on their back.  Each is hard up, but a gentlemen on the train has a scheme that could net them a fortune, or so they think... 12+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Pinkie PieMike CaldwellGAMING
Saturday6:45 PM Young FrankensteinKensingtonRespected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn). FILM
Saturday7:00 PM7:50 PMMasqueradeBallroom A&BCome see - or show off - the best costumes of the night! Judges will scrutinize. Crowds will cheer. Audiences will swoon. Honors will be awarded. CONFUSION
Saturday7:00 PM7:50 PMThe Writing JourneyBoardroomBoth Susan Dennard and Kate Elliott started writing as teens. They'll talk about their experiences and how they turned writing into a career, and they especially want to hear your questions about writing, publishing, and art.Kate Elliott, Susan DennardTEENFUSION
Saturday7:00 PM7:50 PMPitch an Agent at ConFusion!Club LoungeBring your pitch to ConFusion! Sam Morgan, agent with JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. will be taking 10 minute pitches. Bring yourself and your pitch. Slots are limited to 10 minutes. Please be on time for your slot! You must sign up in advance at Ops.Sam MorganLITERATURE
Saturday7:00 PM7:50 PMWhat's Your Favorite Apocalypse?ManitouA discussion on scientific advances that might tip the world towards an apocalypse.Kristine Smith (M), Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Julie Lesnik, Anthony W. Eichenlaub, Nichole E. CastleSCIENCE
Saturday7:00 PM7:50 PMReading: Mishell Baker, Janet Harriett, Jim C. HinesSaugatuckAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksMishell Baker, Janet Harriett, Jim C. HinesLITERATURE
Saturday7:00 PM9:00 PMOnward to VenusBallroom COnward to Venus is based on the Doctor Grordbort graphic novels from writer/artist Greg Broadmore, with those books being a parody of sorts of the British Empire in the late 19th century, but instead of the race for Africa, we now have the exploitation of the Solar System, which is populated by various natives who resent the Earthling settlers. 5 PLAYERS. TABLE: Starlight GlimmerJason MGAMING
Saturday7:00 PM12:00 AMKidFusion Pizza and Pajama Party!KidFusion Rm 515THIS IS A PAID EVENT. Come ready to party in your pajamas! We will have Pizza, pop, popcorn along with movies, games and crafts. Register for this event at Registration by 12:00 PM Saturday. (5 HOURS) KIDFUSION
Saturday8:00 PM8:50 PMBill Messner-Loebs reads Jonny Quest!SaugatuckBill reads his Jonny Quest comic book story "Reputation" -- with all the glorious artwork!Bill Messner-LoebsART
Saturday8:00 PM8:50 PMDefense Against The Dark Arts: Defending From Harassment OnlineManitouOnline harassment is a serious threat. Come learn practical strategies for how to defend yourself and others from harassment and abuse. We'll cover mental health first aid, digital and physical security, and practical help you can offer to friends who are experiencing harassment, with a focus on how to avoid escalating the situation.Annalee Flower HorneFANDOM
Saturday8:00 PM Teen Movies, Munchies, and More!BoardroomCome hang with us for the evening. We have games, movies, pizza, and fun! You must sign up at TeenFusion by 12:00 PM Saturday. TEENFUSION
Saturday8:00 PM8:50 PMFriendship and Flirting in FandomSt. ClairIf you find navigating or initiating social interactions of the platonic or romantic kind draining, challenging, or downright baffling, you're not alone in SF&F fandom by a long shot. While making great connections comes more naturally for some than others, anyone can learn tricks to help read social cues, overcome anxiety, and leave a great impression on people you meet - be it someone you're a fan of or a fellow fan.Mishell Baker (M), Mark Oshiro, Seleste deLaney/Julie Particka,FANDOM
Saturday8:00 PM8:50 PMFebruary Sky ConcertMarquettePartners Susan Urban and Phil Cooper, full time touring musicians from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, bring the ribald, the wacky, and the overall wonderful.Susan Urban, Phil CooperMUSIC
Saturday8:00 PM8:50 PMReading: Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, Andrea PhillipsBallroom A&BAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksMax Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, Andrea PhillipsLITERATURE
Saturday8:00 PM12:00 AMA Vacation to RememberBallroom CA group of outdoor enthusiasts finally get some time away from the big city to enjoy some pristine Canadian wilderness, only this vacation will not be like the others.  This trip may claim their very lives. 16+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Applejack Cristopher FrankGAMING
Saturday8:30 PM The ProducersKensingtonDown and out producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel), who was once the toast of Broadway, trades sexual favors with old ladies for cash contributions. Max's new accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), offhandedly muses that if Max found investors for a new production that turned into a flop, he could legally keep all the extra money. The duo begins to put together the worst play possible, titled "Springtime for Hitler", with a terrible director and a hippie-freak star. FILM
Saturday9:00 PM9:50 PMMallory O'Meara Presents Previews!ManitouJoin our Media Guest of Honor for a sneak peek at some of the horror, sci-fi and fantasy films she has coming up from Dark Dunes Productions.Mallory O'MearaMEDIA
Saturday9:00 PM Friends of Bill WClub Lounge  CONFUSION
Saturday9:00 PM9:50 PMThe Shallow EndMarquetteA low-key performance circle for those who are inexperienced or shy. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is encouraged (but not required) to sing, recite, play, or tell stories as the spirit moves them. MUSIC
Saturday9:00 PM12:00 AMGlargnazaps Pan-Galactic Gameshow!Ballroom CGlargnazaps Pan-Galactic Gameshow- run through a maze of trap, fun, excitement, drugs, death, booze, more death, weirdness, death, and yet more death for the Grand Prize! (Beware of death) 16+ PLAYERS. TABLE: Rarity Luke ZondervanGAMING
Saturday10:00 PM10:50 PMMark Reads After DarkBallroom A&BMark Oshiro reads from erotic sci-fi savant and national treasure Chuck Tingle, and other examples of hilarious adult literature. 18+. ID will be required.Mark OshiroFANDOM
Saturday10:00 PM10:50 PMOpen Music CircleMarquetteA place to share music, stories, poems, and more. MUSIC
Saturday10:00 PM Blazing Saddles (18+)KensingtonIn this satirical take on Westerns, crafty railroad worker Bart (Cleavon Little) becomes the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge, a frontier town about to be destroyed in order to make way for a new railroad. Initially, the people of Rock Ridge harbor a racial bias toward their new leader. However, they warm to him after realizing that Bart and his perpetually drunk gunfighter friend (Gene Wilder) are the only defense against a wave of thugs sent to rid the town of its population. 18+ only. ID will be required. FILM
Saturday11:30 PM History of the World, Part 1 (18+)KensingtonHuman history is traced through a series of vignettes, beginning with cavemen awestruck by their own magnificence. Then Moses (Mel Brooks) receives the tablets containing the "15" commandments, and Emperor Nero (Dom DeLuise) presides over a madcap Rome with his wife, Nympho (Madeline Kahn). Jumping ahead, the Spanish Inquisition softens repression with song and dance, and a few centuries later Madame Defarge (Cloris Leachman) is fomenting revolution in France. 18+ only. ID will be required. FILM